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J.D. Crouch II
Dr. J.D. Crouch II is the President of QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group, where he leads the overall strategic development of the company’s land systems, maritime and transportation programs.
Prior to this appointment in November 2009, he was the Executive Vice President for Strategic Development at QinetiQ North America’s regional headquarters.
Until July 2007, he served as the Deputy National Security Advisor and Assistant to the President of the United States. He was a senior advisor to the President on national security matters, chaired the sub-cabinet Deputies Committee, and was second in command at the National Security Council.
He currently serves on several government advisory boards.
Dr. Crouch served as U.S. Ambassador to Romania from 2004 to 2005, where he managed the complex relationship between the two countries during the time of Romanian military deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and the negotiation of a U.S. military presence in Romania. He was extensively involved in developing U.S. business opportunities in Eastern Europe.
Dr. Crouch also served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy from 2001 to 2003. He was the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense on policy for missile defense, nuclear forces, NATO, Europe, Russia, the Central Asian Republics, the Caucuses and the Balkans, technology security policy, counter-proliferation and arms control.
From 1993 to 2001, and late 2003 to 2004, Dr. Crouch was an Associate Professor of Defense and Strategic Studies at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. He also co-founded PalmGear.com, the Internet’s leading source of Palm OS software.
From 1990 to 1992, Dr. Crouch was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy in President George H.W. Bush’s Administration. From 1986 to 1990, he was the Military Legislative Assistant to Senator Malcolm Wallop (R-Wyoming) and served as the Senator’s staff designee on the Senate Armed Services Committee. From 1984 to 1986, he served in the Reagan Administration as a special assistant to the Assistant Director for Strategic Programs in the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and was an advisor to the U.S. Delegation on Nuclear and Space Arms Talks with the former Soviet Union.
Dr. Crouch served pro bono for seven years as a reserve deputy sheriff in southwest Missouri, and as a member of a multi-county Special Response Team.
Dr. Crouch has twice been awarded the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal. He received the Alumni Merit Award from the University of Southern California in 2006 and the Military Merit Grand Cross with White Ribbon from the Kingdom of Spain in 2003. He was the Missouri Deputy Sheriff of the Year for 2000.
Dr. Crouch received his Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in International Relations from the University of Southern California. He has two children and lives with his wife Kristin in Virginia.
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